No surprise here: Treads will utterly transform the way a driver interacts with a car. I've driven at least a thousand different vehicles over my 10-year career in the auto industry, and nothing has required as much thought, patience, planning, or affixed such a goofy grin on my face as Nissan's Winter Warriors – the Murano, Pathfinder, and Rogue. But the sacrifices demanded by treads are huge.
Update: The reports were largely correct. Nissan will take a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi for roughly $2.2b. Read all about it here. Reports say Nissan will buy a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, either 30 or 34 percent, for about 200 billion yen or $1.84 billion. Nissan and Mitsubishi motors are currently part of a joint venture, NMKV, to build minicars together. Nissan is also
Nissan isn't keeping a secret that the Sentra is getting a significant refresh for the 2016 model year, but apparently one of the test drivers isn't so happy about a spy photographer getting an early peek. As you can see in several pictures in the above gallery, the guy flies the finger directly at the camera as it captures this camouflaged compact sedan testing around Metro Detroit. While the
UPDATE: In response to our report, Nissan spokesperson Paige Presley offered the following comment on Leaf depreciation: "Nissan was a pioneer in the world of mass-market EVs, and now we are once again pioneers as we create a healthy, secondary market for used EVs. A big factor in the drop in 2011 and 2012 Leaf residuals is the price reduction when we launched the 2013 model. Nissan has taken a